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attribute
used in Freakonomics

7 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
I attribute it to...
Definition
to credit (a source for something)
in two typical senses:
  • "I attribute it to her work." — to say who or what made something happen
  • "Remember to attribute any quotations in your paper." — indicate the source of a quotation or idea
  • These theories were not only logical; they were also encouraging, for they attributed the crime drop to specific and recent human initiatives.
    p. 3.4
  • A dramatic one-year spike in test scores might initially be attributed to a good teacher; but with a dramatic fall to follow, there's a strong likelihood that the spike was brought about by artificial means.
    p. 26.9
  • attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • His collection rate was about 95 percent; he attributed the underpayment to oversight, not fraud.
    p. 44.6
  • Bear in mind that these figures represent not only lynchings attributed to the Ku Klux Klan but the total number of reported lynchings.
    p. 56.8
  • attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
  • It feels less Darwinian than Swiftian; it calls to mind a long-ago dart attributed to G. K. Chesterton: when there aren't enough hats to go around, the problem isn't solved by lopping off some heads.
    p. 142.3
attributed = credited (pointed to as the cause of something)
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  • And how much of his fate should each boy attribute to his parents?
    p. 157.9
  • Both these words seem to be real-estate agent code for a house that doesn't have many specific attributes worth describing.
    p. 72.6

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